Your Democratic nominee Lauren Staley Ferry has committed a criminal offense and hasn't taken the time to actually return to the company she embezzled from.
As a voter and concerned citizen, I believe you are as concerned as we are and ask you to vote for another candidate. For those who do not have the knowledge that Ferry had taken a check from a former employer and forged his signature. When caught she moved out of state and she went on to continue moving. When these crimes was brought to light, Ferry apologized, but not to the injured person, and there was no attempt to pay off this debt, no attempt to remedy her wrong, rather she apologized and openly talked about how hard it was to be confronted with her own mistakes.
This only goes to show a total lack of accountability for her own behavior aside from the way she might run the Will County clerks office, if she even can!
4 things to think about before voting:
1. Ferry has perpetrated felony forgery and our current Clerk's office has been without corruption.
2. Ferry has not repaid her stolen gains to the victim.
3. Lauren may not even be bondable to be our clerk because of her felony criminalrecord.
4. Mike Madigan dispatched his team to stand behind Ferry only demonstrating this could bring more problems for Will County
A Will County Board member running for county clerk was brought up on charges for felony forgery in 2003 but never appeared in court for the case.
Lauren Staley-Ferry, D-Joliet, was charged with the check my reference felony forgery in Maricopa County, Arizona. Staley-Ferry had lived and worked in Maricopa County but moved from there to Wisconsin before the charge was filed.
From the court documents, the charge alleged in July of 2002, Staley-Ferry stole a check from her place of employment at Independent Capital Group, then located in Scottsdale, Arizona, made it out to herself for an unknown amount and then deposited it into her personal checking account. The documents reported she did this without the knowledge or permission of her employer.
An arrest warrant was issued for Staley-Ferry’s arrest in April 2003, according to Amanda Jacinto, a spokeswoman for the Maricopa Co. Attorney’s Office. By then, Staley-Ferry claimed she had already left the state and had returned to the Midwest, eventually Visit Website going back to Joliet, her hometown.
.Jacinto said Staley-Ferry’s case predates the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office’s “records retention time,” but that it appears Staley-Ferry was never incarcerated. Instead, Jacinto said, it appears Staley-Ferry was sent a summons to appear in court, which she failed to do.
Also, the Sheriff said, sentencing for a forgery conviction would likely be probation and restitution.
Lauren said she did not know about the charges until she had already left Arizona, although she said she could not remember the exact you can look here time she departed.
The charges were dismissed in 2012, according to court papers. Jacinto said, in March of 2012, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office called Independent Capital Group to notify them of the change in the status in the case.
The Herald-News reached out to Staley-Ferry on Thursday, Lauren said, while she did not remember the exact details, she rejects the charge.
“I am conscious of that,” Staley-Ferry said. “Obviously, which was many years ago.”
She stated the charges was “misdirected” and therefore there was “nothing there” regarding the charges.